Optimum Extra RGP; first impressions and a question

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Bill, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    In case anyone was interested in the Optimum line of RGP materials, and
    the Extra material in particular, I'm wearing them now. I've been
    using them now for about three days, daily wear.

    The first thing you notice about these lenses is the comfort. These
    are the most comfortable RGPs I've ever worn. They even rival soft
    lenses on insertion. The wetting angle is 3 degrees, which is pretty
    low. One downside to this is that they are _extremely_ slippery and
    difficult to handle (make sure you close the sink drain first!).

    Through the day, they stay fairly comfortable, even while doing a lot
    of computer work. Other lenses that I've worn in the past (Boston ES,
    Menicon Z, Fluoroperm 60) became a little more uncomfortable during the
    day. I still use eyedrops pretty regularly (every 2-3 hours or so) so
    things don't get out of hand.

    Now my question: with a Dk of 100, are these lenses appropriate for
    6-day extended wear? If everything goes well for them, I'm considering
    wearing them Monday-Saturday and then making Sunday a day of rest :).

    -- Bill.
     
    Bill, Nov 9, 2005
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